Andrew Pierce is a British journalist, editor, author and broadcaster. Pierce first became interested in politics as a first-time voter in 1979. Now a columnist and Consultant Editor for The Daily Mail newspaper, Pierce was previously the Assistant Editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper and Assistant Editor of The Times newspaper, and also the paper’s Political Editor. He recently celebrated 30 years in newspapers.
Pierce presented a Sunday morning political radio commercial radio station LBC, form 2008 until he left in 2012. That radio programme was later presented as a double-headed show with Kevin Maguire from The Daily Mirror. Pierce and Maguire continue their highly popular double act, reviewing, pre-viewing and dissecting the media and politics on the BBC, ITV and Sky News. He started presenting a Saturday breakfast show on LBC Radio from March of 2014.
Pierce is also the chair of the Iris Prize. Pierce has overseen a number of key developments in the festival. In 2014, at a launch reception, Pierce announced a new strand at the Iris Prize Festival, Best British Short, and helped secure a sponsorship deal with Pinewood Studios Group, totalling £14,000 in a post-production sound for the winning film maker.
In January of 2015, it was also announced that the Iris Prize would be increasing from £25,000, to £30,000. A leading after dinner speaker, Andrew Pierce draws upon a plethora of experience to deliver one of the best presentations you can get.
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